Our company are taking the Red plunge next month with our latest short and I'm going to be editing with it for the first time. I've spoken to someone about our system spec and was told it was OK (can't remember off the top of my head, but it's a Mac Pro 2008 model with 2x Quad core processors, 8GB RAM etc.).
The question I didn't ask which I need help with so that I know what needs upgrading, is about storage. I was thinking of putting the project on a new external desktop drive, but what kind can I get away with. I'm assuming Firewire 800 isn't fast enough to handle Red, am I right? Is eSATA the way forward, or do I have to go all the way to a RAID drive, which could be beyond our budget?
Also, space-wise has anyone got any advice. I imagine from working with the director before I will end up with up to 7 or 8 hours of footage (hopefully and probably less though). How much space will I need for this? Will 2TB do it?
If anyone could offer some advice as soon as poss it would be much appreciated.